October 7, 2011
Approximately 20 second-graders who completed reading assignments over the summer received a tasty surprise from their teachers: a delicious pizza lunch.
“We asked that each student read at least two books and complete one project based on his or her favorite,” said Fran LoGiudice, WES literacy coach. “The projects were developed to promote creativity, engagement, and fun with reading.”
Students either wrote a book review for a story that they read over the summer, or completed a character sketch sheet about the main characters in their favorite book. Second-graders were also asked to fill out a self-evaluation, which was also handed in with the summer reading project.
Robert said the best book he read was “Snake Mistake,” a story about a snake who ate two light bulbs and then had to go to the hospital. Favorites among other students included “If You Give A Pig A Party,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and books from the Magic Tree House series and the Junie B. Jones series. One second-grader, Kirsten, said she authored the 20 books she read.
Second-grade teacher Michaleen Backus said the pizza party was to show appreciation for the students who read over the summer and completed the writing assignment.
“We just wanted to do something special for the students who took the time to read during their summer vacation.” she said. "The students didn’t know we were going to do this."